All woman cabaret explores power and love

Power, Language and love – A Cabaret will form part of the first Brisbane Fringe at the new PIP Theatre in Milton.

An all women, light-hearted cabaret, the show recognises and celebrates everyday struggles in the lives of three women.

Performed by Laura Fois, Nykita O’Keeffe and Vivien Wood, the show is both comedic and women-centred. The project comprises a full female performing and production team and aims to celebrate differences and individuality, giving women a chance to tell their stories.

The cabaret also approaches, in an amusing way, CALD issues (Culturally and linguistically diverse) and common stereotypes in immigrants’ lives. It narrates what is like to be an Italian in Australia, what all the virtues and defects of the Latin culture. It also hints to how Italian immigrants are often perceived.

“Power, Language and love is what you get when you put together a bombshell in search for her power (Vivien Wood), an Italian totally lost in translations (Laura Fois) and a tiger looking for love (Nykita O’Keeffe)” noted Laura Fois (producer and performer).

“You know, women should be powerful, as long as they’re not intimidating. Women should love themselves, as long as they can find a husband. And of course, communication for a woman is very important, which might be quite of an issue if you do not understand the language that well”

Directed by Debbie Taylor and accompanied by Kim Mc, the show narrates the problems of communication, search for self-value and self-acceptance using anecdotes, jokes and songs ranging from classic pop to the newest musical theatre tunes.

Who are we powerful for? How can we fit in if we are the ones that talk funny? And is love worth losing our sense of self?
The performers of this show tell their stories in a bid, not just to amuse, but to suggest how “flaws” is just another noun to indicate uniqueness, and that accepting and celebrating themselves is the first step to self-love.

For more information or tickets visit the Fringe Brisbane website.

Media release supplied.

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